Will you help ASF fill 2021 with hope for AHS Seniors and current college students?
It has been a challenging year for all Anacortes students. But, it has been especially difficult for the Anacortes High School Class of 2021 – attending all their classes online and missing out on many milestones of both their junior and senior years in high school. We also know that COVID 19 has made applying for college and learning about access to technical and vocational programs very difficult.
That is why the Anacortes Schools Foundation is especially dedicated to helping these students by providing scholarships for those wishing to continue their education through 4-year university, 2-year community college, technical and vocational programs.
Also,there are a few benefits to donors afforded by the 2020 CARES Act
- Taxpayers may deduct up to $300. This benefit includes any donations made (not including stocks) whether or not a household itemizes.
- Taxpayers may receive higher deductions for larger gifts. Under CARES, an individual can deduct up to 100% (previously 60%) of their adjusted gross income (AGI).
- Taxpayers aged 70 ½ or older may transfer funds directly from an individual retirement plan (IRA) to a qualified charity. Qualifying gifts count toward required minimum distributions, but are not included in taxable income (subject to limits). Donors may give as much as $100,000 directly from an IRA plan to a qualified charity.
Applications for 2020 scholarships are closed
Watch this space early in 2021 for 2021 Applications
The Anacortes Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants scholarships and awards to students and graduates of the Anacortes School District. The Foundation was formed in 1984 to promote student achievement. Scholarships are made possible by endowments and gifts made to the Foundation.
In 2020, ASF awarded $230,000 to some 99 students.
ASF is proud to partner with a number of individuals and organizations, and to provide scholarships for students pursuing 2-year and 4-year degrees and technical certifications.